5 Ways To Put The Spring In Your Step

We have come off of a VERY COLD SPRING. *tries desperately hard not to be mad about it. Just this past week it has finally started to feel like spring, but then it got to be into the 80*’s and I fell a bit like we got cheated out of spring and shoved into summer instead.

I feel like once the weather gets warm, we naturally tend to take on a bit of a spring in our step, but there are definitely some ways we can help that energy along. Here are 5 ideas to get you going.

1)Switch to an iced beverage. When it’s cold outside, no one wants to drink anything icy. But now that’s it’s warm, we can finally indulge! If you are a coffee drinker, switch from your latte to an iced coffee or even, heaven of all heavens, a frappuccino! If tea is your thing, try iced tea. Even putting ice in my water has really made me drink more and enjoy it!Read More »

Coffee Lover’s Book Tag

Coffee Lovers book tag

I am super stoked about this post! Thanks so much to Kate from Once Upon an Ordinary for tagging me! I love coffee and books, so this is going to be fun! Hold on just one second, I need a mug. 🙂

1. Black coffee–name a series that is tough to get into but has hardcore fans.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I have been absolutely shocked by the amount of people that love these books. They sound so weird to me, I’m not going to lie. My mind literally hurts from trying to understand when I read the synopsis of book one, then two gets worse, and three just looks downright creepy. This is my personal opinion of course, but maybe someday I will give the book a skim-read try, but as for now, they hold no appeal to me.Read More »

VAVC #8

Enjoy this installment of the Very Awesome Vlog Challenge hosted by Ivy Rose from Lakeside Publications. I had fun with these questions! I will post the questions below the video. I would love to hear your answers. Open-mouthed smile

 

Questions for VAVC #8, January – March

1. Do you believe that anyone can be a writer?

2. What is your ideal reading spot?

3. What is your favorite sweet treat?

 

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

*interrupts regular scheduled programming*

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Oh, hello there! So, I know it’s Tuesday, I know I rarely post today. . . but I had some news I wanted to share and I didn’t want to deprive you all of the writing prompt for tomorrow. Otherwise, I have a jam-packed schedule for this week and next. *hint hint* Blog tour on the way. I wanted to take this moment to interrupt the regular scheduled programming to give you some fun news! At least, I think it is fun. . . I’ll keep you updated after the first few days or so. It could be a mixed bag.Read More »

What My Job is Like

What My Job Is LIke

I thought this might be an interesting post for you all. I haven’t talked a lot about my job, but I wanted to share it with you as it has become such a major part of my life.

I am a receptionist/guest coordinator at a local salon and spa. But this salon and spa is so much more. It is called The Rouge and it is a lovely place. The staff and owners strive to go above and beyond and do their very best for their clients. Definitely more high end than your average salon. They offer a wide range of services from many different hair colors and cuts for men, women and children as well as a whole menu of spa items from massages to facials, manicures and pedicures.

On any given day my job is mostly filled with answering phones, scheduling appointments, checking clients in and out. But I do a lot of extras as well. Housekeeping such as cleaning, dusting, mopping, organizing, getting people drinks and being a gopher as much as possible. I enjoy the fact that there is a lot of people interaction. Making customers feel special and going above and beyond to meet their needs and wants.

That job description so undersells what I do. There are anywhere from 4-10 people on the “books” (our scheduling program) on any given day. To break it down, there are so many steps that must be taken when scheduling an appointment that when I first started working there, I came home mentally exhausted every day for several months. There was just SO MUCH. And I was soaking it up like a sponge. While, after 6 months, and lots of hard work, a lot of it is second nature, there is a constant learning process as we get more familiar and better at what we do.

To give you an idea, each service, i.e. the different kinds of hair color and haircuts, each have a service code. Now, for ones we don’t know by heart, we can look them up pretty easily. For instance, ladies cut = 1 hcw, mens = cut 1 hcm, childs cut = 1 hcc, and there are also Junior miss = 1 jr miss and Junior gent= 1 jr gent. That is just the haircuts. There are then probably up to 20 different combinations of color services. Talk about mind boggling.

And speaking of hair color services, did you know there is a difference between a Balayage and highlights? And there is a Balayage and an ombre. Again, two different things. But then there is just a plain balayage, or a balayage with color, which means they darken your roots first, then do the balayage. I’ll spare you the headache of listing any more. 😀

Add to this constant craziness of trying to figure that out and NOT mess anything up, the fact that different stylists take different amounts of time to do things, and there are 18 stylists. Some do everything, some have certain services they do not offer, and we have to remember all that. Since that is impossible to remember that off the top of our head, we have notes tape to our computer screen in case we aren’t sure. Despite that, I have scheduled things wrong Many a time. It happens though. The girls are really good about knowing we have a lot to handle and rolling with it as much as possible. And I am not the only receptionist who makes mistakes, it is a fact of that many variables spinning around at any given time.

Needless to say, the job is constantly changing and is rarely boring. . . unless it is slow. But I find things to keep me busy, so it is what it is. One day I could be slammed from the moment I walk in the door, to the moment I leave. Other days, it feels like every other appointment is a no-show or a cancel. And everything in between.

Either way, I am thankful for this job and the many lessons I am learning and the lessons God has taught me spiritually through this journey.

Do you have any questions about my job? Ask me in the comments or tell me what you do for a living!

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

2018 Survey!

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Hello lovelies! I want to hear from you!

So as I am starting this new year with all the different social medias in mind, ie, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and blog, I wanted to hear from you.

What do you want to see from me this year? Do you want more lifestyle posts? Tutorials? Writing prompts, short stories? Do you want in depth posts on haircare/makeup, fashion, art, you name it? Are there any random things you are wanting to hear from me about or that you just wished I would share some tips about? Any videos, tutorial or otherwise? Is there something you wished I did more? Let me know below what you want to see from me see this year! I would love your input as this is mostly a way to encourage you all!

Love you and here is to a fabulous year! Cheers!

Oh, and for those who wasn’t aware that I have a Facebook and an Instagram, you can find those here!

By God’s Grace,

Victoria